Kona 2000 Explosif Hardtail Bike

5/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $2299.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Sid SL, 3.15" travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark James a Racer from UK

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2003

Strengths:    Light. Good components. A sexy bike to get around on.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
If you want a decent bike and you love your cycling this is the one, or this years model the Kona Kula Deelux

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Favorite Trail:   Harwich Seafront

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Thomas Cycles (muppets)

Similar Products Used:   Kona Kilaue 97

Bike Setup:   Avid mag brakes. Mavic cross rims. XT and XTR gear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kjetil Aasbakken a Cross Country Rider from Elverum, Norway

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2001

Strengths:    Frame,wheels, Avid brakes and SID SL are very good.
The bike is very good on narrow tracs in the forrest.


Weaknesses:    Tires and bar.

Bottom Line:   
Since the day I bought my first Kona I have absolutely loved it. The geometry of a Kona is absolutely perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   Stavaasen

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Similar Products Used:   Merida, DBS, Kona Kula 97 and 99

Bike Setup:   Richey Pro bar and Selle Italia Flite saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trevor Gerhardt a Racer from San Diego Ca.

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2001

Strengths:    Bike climbs nice and rips downhill. This bike gets you where you need to go

Weaknesses:    The front end seems sloppy. Other than that this bike really rides like hell.

Bottom Line:   
Take a ride and try to wheel and deal since you are paying a butload for this bike. Five big fat flaming tirds or dookers for this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   cave, Coeur D' Alene ID, so far

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   North Idaho

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose, Trek, and many others.

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock. Seat is something comfortable and the pedals are time attack

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Dallas, Texas

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2000

Strengths:    Everything. Killer bike. Scandium frame plus killer components needs no upgrades unless you want to give $$$ away, and in that case, give your $$$ to me. I need it!

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Killer Bike and I got it at a killer price. I'm a fat a** and I can make this bike climb like a rhino on some drug that would make a rhino climb fast on a bike. It's awesome around the track and XC. Buy one and you won't be sorry you spent the extra $$$. Especially since you don't need any upgrades. Five big, fat, flamin', explosive turds for the glow in the dark Explosif.

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Favorite Trail:   The one's I fall down on (All)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   A place that sells bikes!

Similar Products Used:   Had a GT w/ i-Drive and it was ridiculous in the Dallas mountains. There are no Dallas mountains!!! Gave it away. Fischer Paragon (rocked!).

Bike Setup:   FRAME | Easton Scandium
FORK | RockShox SID SL
HEADSET | Wilderness Trail Momentum Comp
CRANKS | Shimano New Deore XT
BOTTOM BRACKET | Shimano BB ES70
PEDALS | Shimano M515
CHAIN | Shimano CN-HG72
FREEWHEEL | Shimano Deore XT 11-32 9spd
FRONT DERAILLEUR | Shimano XT
REAR DERAILLEUR | Shimano XTR
SHIFTERS | Shimano XT
BAR | Kona XC
STEM | Race Face Prodigy
BRAKES | Avid Mag 25
BRAKE LEVERS | Avid Mag 2.0
FRONT HUB | Mavic Cross Ride
REAR HUB | Mavic Cross Ride
RIMS | Mavic Cross Ride
SPOKES | Stainless 15g fr/14g rr
TIRES | Hutchinson Cameleon 1.8
SADDLE | SDG Satellite
SEAT POST | Kalloy IRD Quad II
COLOR | Rock Red & White

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dave a Racer from laguna hills

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2000

Strengths:    lightweight, stiff + strong, rules at uphilling, nice paint job, the best out of the box racer i've ridden. one kickass bike.

Weaknesses:    none i've found

Bottom Line:   
If you've got the money and want an absolutely top quality xc racer, buy this bike now.

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Favorite Trail:   that's a secret

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   too many to list

Bike Setup:   stock apart from i swapped the kona bars for some easton ct2 monkeylites and stuck on some bar ends

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by billy holladay a Racer from salt lake

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2000

Strengths:    extremely stiff, light, climbs well and rides like steel. thus far, i'm impressed w/ scandium. great looking paint and dropouts.

Weaknesses:    none to report at this time

Bottom Line:   
i recommend it to anyone who is willing to spend 2k. bike weighs 22lbs. it's fast and fun.

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Favorite Trail:   wasatch crest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   specialized, dbr, giant

Bike Setup:   full xtr, sid sl, avid magnesium brakes, time pedals, easton bar, thomson post, profile stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by showgirl a Racer from ottawa

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2000

Strengths:    The 2000 explosif is super light. This bike is fast and it can take anything that you throw at it. The frame is really strong Ive crashed hard a couple of times and its still together. The bike is awesome out of the box. Except....

Weaknesses:    The clipless pedals should be changed to TIME. But that could be only personal preference.

Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE ROCKS

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Favorite Trail:   M.O.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   1998 kona explosif, Kona KU, Fisher x caliber,

Bike Setup:   stock but with different grips and pedals

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